2018-19 NFL Week 1 Position Rankings

A few things to consider: 1. I’m going to be keeping my eyes glued to the Patriots vs Texans game, as if last year’s matchup is any indication, those two teams will be putting up fantasy points left and right. Look for Brady to slightly edge out Watson though in the points category, as I expect the Pats to defend their home turf today. 2. It’ll be interesting to see how OBJ comes back from a fractured ankle. Will he be a deep threat, or will he be a little timid in the opening weeks? Personally, I hope that he comes back healthy, because that guy is one of the most exciting players in the game. 3. The game I’m most looking forward to this week is definitely Steelers vs Browns. I have the Browns in a HUGE upset, but more on that in my Game Picks post. With all that said, here are my position rankings for Week 1 of the 2018-19 NFL Season:

Week 1 Teams who played on Thursday: Philadelphia and Atlanta

QB:

  1. Tom Brady vs HOU
  2. Deshaun Watson vs NE
  3. Aaron Rodgers vs CHI
  4. Jared Goff vs OAK
  5. Drew Brees vs TB
  6. Kirk Cousins vs SF
  7. Cam Newton vs DAL
  8. Philip Rivers vs KC
  9. Jimmy Garoppolo vs MIN
  10. Ben Roethlisberger vs CLE
  11. Andrew Luck vs CIN
  12. Alex Smith vs ARI
  13. Case Keenum vs SEA
  14. Derek Carr vs LAR
  15. Dak Prescott vs CAR
  16. Russell Wilson vs DEN
  17. Matthew Stafford vs NYJ
  18. Patrick Mahomes II vs LAC
  19. Sam Darnold vs DET
  20. Marcus Mariota vs MIA

RB:

  1. Todd Gurley vs OAK
  2. David Johnson vs WSH
  3. Ezekiel Elliott vs CAR
  4. Leonard Fournette vs NYG
  5. Christian McCaffrey vs DAL
  6. Melvin Gordon vs KC
  7. James Conner vs CLE
  8. Saquon Barkley vs JAX
  9. Kareem Hunt vs LAC
  10. Dalvin Cook vs SF
  11. Derrick Henry vs MIA
  12. Alvin Kamara vs TB
  13. LeSean McCoy vs BAL
  14. Jordan Howard vs GB
  15. Jamaal Williams vs CHI
  16. Alex Collins vs BUF
  17. Kenyan Drake vs TEN
  18. Marshawn Lynch vs LAR
  19. Adrian Peterson vs ARI
  20. Lamar Miller vs NE

WR:

  1. Antonio Brown vs CLE
  2. Michael Thomas vs TB
  3. DeAndre Hopkins vs NE
  4. AJ Green vs IND
  5. Keenan Allen vs KC
  6. Davante Adams vs CHI
  7. Odell Beckham Jr. vs JAX
  8. Tyreek Hill vs LAC
  9. TY Hilton vs CIN
  10. Adam Thielen vs SF
  11. Amari Cooper vs LAR
  12. Jarvis Landry vs PIT
  13. Larry Fitzgerald vs WSH
  14. Stefon Diggs vs SF
  15. Mike Evans vs NO
  16. Marvin Jones vs NYJ
  17. Marquise Goodwin vs MIN
  18. Emmanuel Sanders vs SEA
  19. Doug Baldwin vs DEN
  20. JuJu Smith-Schuster vs CLE

TE:

  1. Rob Gronkowski vs HOU
  2. Travis Kelce vs LAC
  3. Delanie Walker vs MIA
  4. Greg Olsen vs DAL
  5. Jimmy Graham vs CHI
  6. Jordan Reed vs ARI
  7. Kyle Rudolph vs SF
  8. Evan Engram vs JAX
  9. David Njoku vs PIT
  10. Trey Burton vs GB
  11. Jack Doyle vs CIN
  12. Charles Clay vs BAL

K:

  1. Greg Zuerlein vs OAK
  2. Stephen Gostkowski vs HOU
  3. Justin Tucker vs BUF
  4. Chris Boswell vs CLE
  5. Will Lutz vs TB
  6. Adam Vinatieri vs CIN
  7. Matt Prater vs NYJ
  8. Harrison Butker vs LAC
  9. Mason Crosby vs CHI
  10. Graham Gano vs DAL
  11. Brandon McManus vs SEA
  12. Caleb Sturgis vs KC

D/ST:

  1. Jaguars vs NYG
  2. Rams vs OAK
  3. Vikings vs SF
  4. Titans vs MIA
  5. Ravens vs BUF
  6. Steelers vs CLE
  7. Texans vs NE
  8. Chargers vs  KC
  9. Broncos vs SEA
  10. Lions vs NYJ
  11. Patriots vs HOU
  12. Bears vs GB
  13. Chiefs vs LAC
  14. Panthers vs DAL
  15. Cowboys vs CAR

We’re only a few hours away now from football, and I can’t wait to cover the whole NFL season until February! Good luck with your teams today, guys!

2018-19 Preseason PPR Mock Draft

Hey Everybody! I’m extremely excited about writing this blog again this year, and I’m really looking forward to covering the NFL all the way up to February! As you can expect, I’ve done a lot of research on every player worth your time in fantasy this year, and since we are only about one week from starting the regular season, I figured I would help you guys out by showing you what your ideal draft should look like. Below I’ve gone through and created 10 different teams and simulated a draft for each of them. All of these teams by the end should realistically be championship contenders, so wherever you are picking in your upcoming draft, make sure to look at the team I have created for you. Hope you all enjoy this mock draft!

 

Round 1:

Team 1 – Todd Gurley II (RB, LAR)

Team 2 – Le’Veon Bell (RB, PIT)

Team 3 – David Johnson (RB, ARI)

Team 4 – Ezekiel Elliott (RB, DAL)

Team 5 – Antonio Brown (WR, PIT)

Team 6 – Alvin Kamara (RB, NO)

Team 7 – Saquon Barkley (RB, NYG)

Team 8 – Julio Jones (WR, ATL)

Team 9 – Odell Beckham Jr. (WR, NYG)

Team 10 – DeAndre Hopkins (WR, HOU)

 

Round 2:

Team 10 – Leonard Fournette (RB, JAC)

Team 9 – Kareem Hunt (RB, KC)

Team 8 – Dalvin Cook (RB, MIN)

Team 7 – Michael Thomas (WR, NO)

Team 6 – Keenan Allen (WR, LAC)

Team 5 – Melvin Gordon (RB, LAC)

Team 4 – Davante Adams (WR, GB)

Team 3 – AJ Green (WR, CIN)

Team 2 – Rob Gronkowski (TE, NE)

Team 1 – Mike Evans (WR, TB)

 

Round 3:

Team 1 – Devonta Freeman (RB, ATL)

Team 2 – Larry Fitzgerald (WR, ARI)

Team 3 – Christian McCaffrey (RB, CAR)

Team 4 – LeSean McCoy (RB, BUF)

Team 5 – Travis Kelce (TE, KC)

Team 6 – Adam Thielen (WR, MIN)

Team 7 – TY Hilton (WR, IND)

Team 8 – Stefon Diggs (WR, MIN)

Team 9 – Jordan Howard (RB, CHI)

Team 10 – Jerick McKinnon (RB, SF)

 

Round 4:

Team 10 – Tyreek Hill (WR, KC)

Team 9 – Zach Ertz (TE, PHI)

Team 8 – Joe Mixon (RB, CIN)

Team 7 – Demaryius Thomas (WR, DEN)

Team 6 – Doug Baldwin (WR, SEA)

Team 5 – Allen Robinson (WR, CHI)

Team 4 – Jarvis Landry (WR, CLE)

Team 3 – Amari Cooper (WR, OAK)

Team 2 – Golden Tate (WR, DET)

Team 1 – Josh Gordon (WR, CLE)

 

Round 5:

Team 1 – Aaron Rodgers (QB, GB)

Team 2 – Derrick Henry (RB, TEN)

Team 3 – Brandin Cooks (WR, LAR)

Team 4 – Marvin Jones Jr. (WR, DET)

Team 5 – Royce Freeman (RB, DEN)

Team 6 – Kenyan Drake (RB, MIA)

Team 7 – Marshawn Lynch (RB, OAK)

Team 8 – Alshon Jeffery (WR, PHI)

Team 9 – JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR, PIT)

Team 10 – Alex Collins (RB, BAL)

 

Round 6:

Team 10 – Tom Brady (QB, NE)

Team 9 – Chris Hogan (WR, NE)

Team 8 – Ronald Jones II (RB, TB)

Team 7 – Jay Ajayi (RB, PHI)

Team 6 – Michael Crabtree (WR, BAL)

Team 5 – Lamar Miller (RB, HOU)

Team 4 – Cam Newton (QB, CAR)

Team 3 – Dion Lewis (RB, TEN)

Team 2 – Robert Woods (WR, LAR)

Team 1 – Emmanuel Sanders (WR, DEN)

 

Round 7:

Team 1 – Greg Olsen (TE, CAR)

Team 2 – Carson Wentz (QB, PHI)

Team 3 – Delanie Walker (TE, TEN)

Team 4 – Mark Ingram (RB, NO)

Team 5 – Corey Davis (WR, TEN)

Team 6 – Russell Wilson (QB, SEA)

Team 7 – Deshaun Watson (QB, HOU)

Team 8 – Jimmy Graham (TE, GB)

Team 9 – Duke Johnson Jr. (RB, CLE)

Team 10 – Evan Engram (TE, NYG)

 

Round 8:

Team 10 – Marquise Goodwin (WR, SF)

Team 9 – Andrew Luck (QB, IND)

Team 8 – Matt Ryan (QB, ATL)

Team 7 – Jordan Reed (TE, WSH)

Team 6 – Kyle Rudolph (TE, MIN)

Team 5 – Ben Roethlisberger (QB, PIT)

Team 4 – Devin Funchess (WR, CAR)

Team 3 – Kirk Cousins (QB, MIN)

Team 2 – Isaiah Crowell (RB, NYJ)

Team 1 – Randall Cobb (WR, GB)

 

Round 9:

Team 1 – Chris Thompson (RB, WAS)

Team 2 – Robby Anderson (WR, NYJ)

Team 3 – Julian Edelman (WR, NE)

Team 4 – Trey Burton (TE, CHI)

Team 5 – Sterling Shepard (WR, NYG)

Team 6 – Rex Burkhead (RB, NE)

Team 7 – Jacksonville Jaguars (D/ST, JAX)

Team 8 – Sammy Watkins (WR, KC)

Team 9 – Greg Zuerlein (K, LAR)

Team 10 – Los Angeles Rams (D/ST, LAR)

 

Round 10:

Team 10 – Stephen Gostkowski (K, NE)

Team 9 – Philadelphia Eagles (D/ST, PHI)

Team 8 – Justin Tucker (K, BAL)

Team 7 – Will Fuller V (WR, HOU)

Team 6 – Minnesota Vikings (D/ST, MIN)

Team 5 – Houston Texans (D/ST, HOU)

Team 4 – Matt Bryant (K, ATL)

Team 3 – Jake Elliott (K, PHI)

Team 2 – Rashaad Penny (RB, SEA)

Team 1 – Jamaal Williams (RB, GB)

 

Round 11:

Team 1 – Los Angeles Chargers (D/ST, LAC)

Team 2 – Wil Lutz (K, NO)

Team 3 – Tevin Coleman (RB, ATL)

Team 4 – Tarik Cohen (RB, CHI)

Team 5 – Chris Carson (RB, SEA)

Team 6 – Kelvin Benjamin (WR, BUF)

Team 7 – Sony Michel (RB, NE)

Team 8 – Marlon Mack (RB, IND)

Team 9 – Devante Parker (WR, MIA)

Team 10 – Cooper Kupp (WR, LAR)

 

Round 12:

Team 10 – Carlos Hyde (RB, CLE)

Team 9 – Drew Brees (QB, NO)

Team 8 – New England Patriots (D/ST, NE)

Team 7 – Chris Boswell (K, PIT)

Team 6 – Harrison Butker (K, KC)

Team 5 – Jimmy Garoppolo (QB, SF)

Team 4 – Baltimore Ravens (D/ST, BAL)

Team 3 – Denver Broncos (D/ST, DEN)

Team 2 – Nelson Agholor (WR, PHI)

Team 1 – Robbie Gould (K, SF)

 

Round 13:

Team 1 – Jared Goff (QB, LAR)

Team 2 – New Orleans Saints (D/ST, NO)

Team 3 – Derek Carr (QB, OAK)

Team 4 – Jack Doyle (TE, IND)

Team 5 – Mason Crosby (K, GB)

Team 6 – Matthew Stafford (QB, DET)

Team 7 – Philip Rivers (QB, WSH)

Team 8 – Alex Smith (QB, WSH)

Team 9 – Kerryon Johnson (RB, DET)

Team 10 – Dak Prescott (QB, DAL)

 

Round 14:

Team 10 – Michael Gallup (WR, DAL)

Team 9 – Rishard Matthews (WR, TEN)

Team 8 – Jordy Nelson (WR, OAK)

Team 7 – Jamison Crowder (WR, WSH)

Team 6 – Kenny Stills (WR, MIA)

Team 5 – Allen Hurns (WR, DAL)

Team 4 – Josh Doctson (WR, WSH)

Team 3 – Keelan Cole (WR, JAX)

Team 2 – David Njoku (TE, CLE)

Team 1 – Ty Montgomery (RB, GB)

 

Round 15:

Team 1 – Cameron Meredith (WR, NO)

Team 2 – Patrick Mahomes (QB, KC)

Team 3 – CJ Anderson (RB, CAR)

Team 4 – D.J. Moore (WR, CAR)

Team 5 – James White (RB, NE)

Team 6 – Tyler Lockett (WR, SEA)

Team 7 – Giovani Bernard (RB, CIN)

Team 8 – Tyler Eifert (TE, CIN)

Team 9 – Charles Clay (TE, BUF)

Team 10 – Latavius Murray (RB, MIN)

 

Round 16:

Team 10 – Calvin Ridley (WR, ATL)

Team 9 – John Ross (WR, CIN)

Team 8 – Rob Kelley (RB, WSH)

Team 7 – George Kittle (TE, SF)

Team 6 – Devontae Booker (RB, DEN)

Team 5 – James Washington (WR, PIT)

Team 4 – Baker Mayfield (QB, CLE)

Team 3 – Cameron Brate (TE, TB)

Team 2 – Theo Riddick (RB, DET)

Team 1 – Dez Bryant (WR, FA)

 

Thank you to everyone who used this mock draft as a draft tool! Just know that I do this all for you guys! We’re only one week away from TNF with the defending champion Eagles facing off against the Falcons! If you find this mock draft or any of my other tools helpful, please follow my blog to be notified immediately about when I release future content. In the next week, you can look forward to my Start Em/ Sit Em, Position Rankings, and Game Picks for Week One. Good luck this year everyone, and thank you for your continued support!

2017-18 NFL Super Bowl LII Game Pick

This is it, everyone. The final game. The final pick. My final post of this season. It really is a bummer, isn’t it? Also, to make matters worse, I blew it on both my picks last week, and now we’re down to arguably the two teams in the country that nobody but Pats and Eagles fans want to win. However, the great thing is that tomorrow is the FREAKING SUPER BOWL! It’s the best day in sports, and honestly, who cares who’s playing in the game? I’m excited, you’re excited, and I’m glad that we should all be in for some great action tomorrow. Will Brady win his 6th ring? Is Nick Foles the new Tom Brady? One of those questions can easily be answered with a big YES! Can you guess which one? Anyway, I can’t thank all of you who have stuck with me throughout the year enough, and luckily, it’s never too early to start prepping for next season…. So FINALLY, with all that said, here is my FINAL game pick of the 2017-18 NFL Season. The following team will become Super Bowl LII Champions in just a few short hours…

Last Week: 0-2

Overall Record: 141-82

Sunday

Super Bowl LII: 1 Philadelphia vs 1 New England

Eagles 23 – Patriots 27

That is my Super Bowl LII game pick considering who the home team is (Patriots) , crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and thank you all for a great season!

PS: Take the Eagles +4.5 if you can. Keep in mind that until last year, the Patriots had never won nor lost a Super Bowl by greater than 4 points with Tom Brady playing QB.

 

2017-18 NFL Playoffs Conference Championships Game picks

Sound the alarms everyone! Tom Brady is hurt, and the Vegas lines are changing! I heard that TB12 has some stitches on his throwing hand, and that’s what the gloves at the press conference were for, but are we absolutely sure that this Brady-being-hurt thing isn’t just a huge mind trick the Pats are playing on the Jags? I hope it isn’t, because the Jags are my upset pick this week. Wow. I just made half my game picks in the intro. I’m so sad the season is almost over. It’s this then the Super Bowl. I’m still excited though! Here are my Game Picks for the Conference Championships this week!

Last Week: 2-2

Overall Record: 141-80

Sunday

AFC Championship: 3 Jacksonville @ 1 New England

Jaguars 27 – Patriots 24

NFC Championship: 2 Minnesota @ 1 Philadelphia

Minnesota 23 – Philadelphia 17

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and keep checking back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

PS: Am I the only one who really hopes that we get a Jags vs Vikings SB LII?

2017-18 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Game Picks

I have to credit the Titans on a fantastic comeback last week to make me get my game pick wrong, but I’m hoping I get my picks perfect this week. We’re going to have some crazy matchups next week in the Conference Championships. Are you ready for some more playoff football? Here are my Game Picks for this week’s Divisional Round.

Last Week: 2-2

Overall Record: 139-78

Saturday

6 Atlanta @ 1 Philadelphia:

Falcons 23 – Eagles 17

5 Tennessee @ 1 New England

Titans 18 – Patriots 27

Sunday

3 Jacksonville @ 2 Pittsburgh

Jaguars 24 – Steelers 28

4 New Orleans @ 2 Minnesota

Saints 27 – Minnesota 33

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and keep checking back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

2017-18 NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round Game Picks

After 17 weeks of regular season play, we are finally down to 12 teams! Out of those twelve (congrats to the Bills by the way), 8 will face off this weekend with the hope of advancing to the Divisional Round. I honestly don’t know what to expect out of these games, except for the idea of at least one major upset. One last thing: Are the Patriots having a power struggle? Probably. Will they still win the Super Bowl? Probably. Anyway, here is a look back at how I did this season on my Game Picks as well my picks for this week’s Wild Card Round.

Last Week: 9-7

Overall Record: 133-76

Saturday

5 Tennessee @ 4 Kansas City:

Titans 13 – Chiefs 30

6 Atlanta @ 3 Los Angeles

Falcons 24 – Rams 23

Sunday

6 Buffalo @ 3 Jacksonville

Bills 20 – Jaguars 17

5 Carolina @ 4 New Orleans

Panthers 27 – Saints 31

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and keep checking back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

2017-18 NFL Week 17 Game Picks

This is it everyone. It’s the last week of the regular season. It has gone by so fast, but I am definitely excited for the playoffs. My new streak continues, so that makes me happy, obviously! Happy New Year Everyone! Here are my Game Picks for Week 17 of the 2017-18 NFL Season.

Last Week: 11-5

Overall Record: 124-69

Sunday

Packers 23 – Lions 27

Bears 14 – Vikings 31

Texans 17 – Colts 23

Browns 27 – Steelers 24

Jets 18 – Patriots 27

Redskins 28 – Giants 12

Cowboys 23 – Eagles 13

Jaguars 30 – Titans 15

Bills 13 – Dolphins 16

Bengals 19 – Ravens 22

Raiders 10 – Chargers 33

Cardinals 17 – Seahawks 20

49ers 32 – Rams 27

Panthers 24 – Falcons 27

Chiefs 29 – Broncos 13

Saints 37 – Buccaneers 24

Those are my game picks considering who the home team is, crowd strength, play so far this year, injuries, etc. Happy Watching, and check back every week of the playoffs for even more Game Picks!

2017-18 NFL Dez-ed and Confused Inaugural Season Thank You Note

Dear Readers,

It’s okay to be sad. I get it. There’s no shame in crying because there won’t be anymore fantasy football for a while. However, being serious, this season has been one to remember. This website has helped me realize a passion of mine, and I have all of you who read my articles week in and week out to thank. There is no way I could have kept this site going without loyal readers, and for your support, I am truly grateful. This will be the end of my weekly posts for now, but I will be posting Game Picks every week until after the Super Bowl as well as posting some occasional updates from time to time. I look forward to keeping Dez-ed and Confused going for years to come, and I look forward to expanding my fan-base and weekly following as the years go on, so please tell everyone you can about this site. This experience has been something that I will never forget, so I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Until Next Season,

Justin Tuell

Editor of Dez-ed and Confused

2017-18 NFL Week 16 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! There is only one spot left in the NFC playoffs after this week, but the AFC wild card round is WIDE OPEN. Last week was the end of the road for many teams, but with it came some remarkable performances, especially from guys like Todd Gurley. So with that said, here are my Winners and Losers for Week 16 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins, and Jimmy Garoppolo

RB: Todd Gurley, Dion Lewis, and Giovanni Bernard

WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Jakeem Grant, and Ted Ginn

TE: Antonio Gates, Eric Ebron, and James O’Shaughnnessy

K: Harrison Butker and Randy Bullock

D/ST: Cardinals and Vikings

Losers

QB: Dak Prescott, Nick Foles, and Case Keenum

RB: Joe Mixon, Devonta Freeman, and Isaiah Crowell

WR: Brandin Cooks, Adam Theilen, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jared Cook and Evan Engram

K: Blair Walsh and Sam Ficken

D/ST: Ravens and Jaguars

Guys, that does it for my season tools to victory! I hope you all did well in your championships! It has been fun, but more on that later…

2017-18 NFL Week 16 Start Em, Sit Em

The outcome of your Week 16 matchup, likely the league championship for most of you, can come down to a few tough decisions over who to put in your starting lineup. This list takes a look at who you should or should not take a risk on this week. A few notes for this week: 1. Upset of the Week: Browns over Bears. 2. Nick Foles will continue to show people that the Eagles can still be a great team without Carson Wentz, and the Seahawks will all but crush the Cowboys’ playoff hopes. You heard it here first. 3. Bold Prediction: Th Browns will get their first win of the season by kicking a game winning field goal vs the Bears, and they will act like they just won the Super Bowl. With that said, here is your Start Em, Sit Em report for Week 16 of the NFL season.

QB:

Start Em:

  • Nick Foles vs OAK
  • Blake Bortles vs SF
  • Philip Rivers vs NYJ

Sit Em: 

  • Matthew Stafford vs CIN
  • Dak Prescott vs SEA
  • Marcus Mariota vs LAR

RB:

Start Em:

  • Jordan Howard vs CLE
  • Christian McCaffrey vs TB
  • Kapri Bibbs vs DEN

Sit Em: 

  • Leonard Fournette vs SF
  • Lamar Miller vs PIT
  • Carlos Hyde vs JAX

WR:

Start Em:

  • DeAndre Hopkins vs PIT
  • Robby Anderson vs LAC
  • JuJu Smith Schuster vs HOU

Sit Em:

  • Michael Thomas vs ATL
  • Tyreek Hill vs MIA
  • Larry Fitzgerald vs NYG

TE:

Start Em:

  • Jimmy Graham vs DAL
  • Greg Olsen vs TB
  • Charles Clay vs NE

Sit Em:

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs LAC
  • Jared Cook vs PHI
  • Vernon Davis vs DEN

K:

Start Em:

  • Chris Boswell vs HOU
  • Graham Gano vs TB
  • Blair Walsh vs DAL

Sit Em:

  • Jake Elliott vs OAK
  • Dan Bailey vs SEA
  • Brandon McManus vs WSH

D/ST:

Start Em:

  • Steelers vs HOU
  • Bears vs CLE
  • Lions vs CIN

Sit Em:

  • Bills vs NE
  • Buccaneers vs CAR
  • Cowboys vs SEA

That does it for my Week 16 tools to victory. Good luck this week, everyone!